Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome all who worship with us. If you are visiting us this morning, please take a moment to sign one of our guest registries which are located in either entrance way of the church. Please worship with us again soon.
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Epiphany 4
January 28, 2001

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship Page 5
Hymns  TLH  #9; #261; #283
The Readings Opposition to the Word of God
Jeremiah 1:4-10  God promises to deliver those who fear the Lord  
1 Corinthians 12:27-13:13 The solution to opposition is love
Luke 4:20-32 Nazareth rejects Jesus for preaching the truth

"Can you handle the Truth ?"
Luke 4:20-32

The truth hurts because...

1. it exposes our jealousy. 
it convicts us of sin.
3. it reveals our selfishness.
4. Those oppressed by sin find liberty in Christ

The Acolyte Matt Nidlinger


We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Jim Crosby, Matt DeKoninck, Andrew Werling, Karl King, Nan Nidlinger, Sabrina Putteet, Karen Conrad, Lisa Kiess, Laura Knipstein, Jim Fuhrman, Allyssa Johnson, and Walter Droege.   We also remember our 7th grade teacher at Wyneken, Marvin Drier, as well as Bonnie Buuck, one of our Sunday School teachers, in our prayers.  May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His presence in their lives.  We especially remember in our prayers Barb Geyer who was a patient at Adams County Memorial Hospital this past week but has returned  home.

We rejoice with Dan & Amy (Foreman) Schuller who were blessed with a baby boy, Christopher Daniel, who was born on Friday, January 19, at Caylor-Nickel Medical Center.  May the Good Shepherd keep an ever-watchful eye on this most precious of His lambs.

We remember in our prayers the friends and family of Emerson Wass, father of Dean Wass, who was called to his heavenly home last Sunday and was given Christian burial on Thursday, January 25.  We also remember in our prayers the friends and family of Vena Mart, sister of Gary Knipstein, who was also called to her heavenly home last Sunday and was given Christian burial on Friday, January 26.  May the God of all comfort be with them as they mourn.

Included in this morning's bulletin is a study guide ("Time in the Word") for this week.  Please take a few moments each day to go over this information.  The theme for the week is "The Call to Discipleship."

Listen to  The Lutheran Hour.  The show airs on Sunday on WLW (700) out of  Cincinnati at 7:00 a.m. and on Van Wert stations WERT (1220) and WKSD (99.7 FM) at 10:30 a.m.  The program can also be heard on Sunday at 8:05 a.m. on WBZD (92.7 FM) and at  3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on WFCV (1090).  

Soon it will be Soup & Sandwich Dinner time.  It will be held on Sunday, March 11, at Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School.    As in the past, donations are also be solicited.  If you can donate any of the following items, please contact Don or Sara Bultemeier at 547-4553 or Leonard or Christine Bultemeier at 639-6332. Sunday, February 25.  

Tomatoes - 6 qts Coffee - 3 lbs. (regular)
Tomato Juice - 6 qts. Coffee - 3 lbs. (decaffeinated)  
Onions - 16 medium  Ketchup - 1 gallon  
Pickle Relish - 1 jar  Ketchup - 2 squeeze bottles  
Celery - one bunch Mustard - 2 squeeze bottles  
Turkeys - 4 (12-15 lbs.)  Potatoes - 10 lbs.  
Cabbage - one head  Beef Broth - 5 gallons  
Chickens - 7   Hamburger - 45 lbs.  
Homemade Noodles - 9 lbs. (narrow cut)   Pear Halves - 4 qts.  
Peach Halves - 8 qts. Pineapple Slices - 6 qts.  
Smoked Ham (for bean soup) - 1  Bacon - 3 lbs.  
Fresh Pork Shoulder - 1 Vanilla Pudding - 1 gallon  
Canned Beef - 16 lbs. Chocolate Pudding - 1 gallon
Table Paper - one roll  High Chairs  
Cash Booster Seats

Salads and pie donations will also be needed for March 11.  If you are willing to donate a salad, please contact Teri Conrad (724-8464); for pie or cake donations, contact Sheila Putteet (547-4433).  They would like to know by Sunday,  March 4.     Thank you for your help!

The Tabea Society will have extra quilting on Wednesday, January 31.

The men's basketball team is playing Monday, January 29 at 8:00 p.m. versus Preble.  The game will be played at Monmouth.

If you didn't pick up your Annual Report/Membership Directory, please do so this morning.  A special thanks to all who helped assemble this report.

Youth ushers for February will be Adam & Devin Sielschott and Matt Kiefer.

The LYF wishes to thank all who came to the spaghetti luncheon last Sunday.  The congregation's support is very much appreciated.

The LYF will have their monthly meeting in the back of church after the worship service this morning.  The upcoming February 4 ski trip will be our main item of discussion.

Wyneken News

Market Day  internet orders are due by noon on Wednesday, January 31.  Pick-up date is Monday, February 5.

School will dismiss early on Monday, February 5.  North Adams students will have bus transportation both ways; however, East Allen students will need to arrange for rides home that day.

The next PTL meeting  will be held Monday, February 12, at 7:00 p.m.  The 8th grade class will provide child care for a $1 per child fee.

The PTL is sponsoring a Father/Daughter Dance on Friday, February 16.  Watch the bulletin for more information.

The annual PTL square dance will be held on Friday, March 2, at the Hoagland Hayloft.  If you would like to help with the planning, you may call Tim or Susie Ehlerding at 724-8760.  The 7th grade class will be providing the meal for that evening so plan on having a late supper at the dance!

See Kris Blomenberg, after the worship service today if you wish to purchase SCRIP.   Thank you to everyone that participates in this worthwhile program.


If the varsity boys won their game on Friday evening, they will play in the championship game this afternoon.  Check with a player for information.

The 7th grade girls participated in a tournament at St. Peter-Immanuel this weekend.  They will have a game today.  Check with a player for game time.

It's Spirit Week at Wyneken!! Our varsity girls will be participating in a tournament at Indianapolis this coming weekend.  Their first game will be held on Friday, February 2, at 7:30 p.m.   They will play White Creek.  Their next game will be held on Saturday afternoon, either at noon or 2:30 p.m., depending upon the outcome of the Friday night game.  We wish them luck as well as safe travel. 

ATTENDANCE:  Sunday Worship Service  - 262 with 150 receiving Holy Communion;  Sunday School - 62; Monday Night Bible Class - 6; Early Bird Bible Class - 5


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose




$130.00 $365.38

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose $13,679.05 $15,660.00  
Missions $1,068.00 $1,096.14  


TODAY 9:00 A.M.

Worship Service 

10:15 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
10:15 A.M. LYF Meeting
MONDAY 7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class
8:00 P.M. Men's Basketball @ Monmouth
TUESDAY 6:00 A.M. Early-bird Bible Class  
9:00 A.M. Morning Glories
7:30 P.M. Lutheran Bible Institute

Chapel @ Wyneken

All Day Tabea Society - Extra Quilting
7:00 P.M. Choir
THURSDAY 9:00 A.M. LWML Bible Class @ Lucile Stoppenhagen's


February 4 9:00 A.M.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

10:30 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
All Day LYF Ski Trip
February 5 7:00 P.M. Adult Bible Class
7:00 P.M. Elders Meeting  
7:30 P.M. Trustees/Board of Finance Meetings
8:00 P.M. Council Meeting  
February 6 6:00 A.M. Early-bird Bible Class  
7:30 P.M. Lutheran Bible Institute
February 7 8:20 A.M.

Chapel @ Wyneken

7:00 P.M. Choir
February 8 8:00 P.M.

School Board Meeting  

The Lutheran Hymnal midi files copyright 1998 Rev. Richard Jordan, used by permission